- About Us
- Admission Criteria
Teens who are pregnant or parenting often face challenges balancing their school, work and home lives with being a new parent. The Teen Parenting Program is here to help these young parents grow, learn, experience, and prepare to be the best parents they can be!
The program provides support and services to help ensure that teen parents have access to all available health, education and community resources to meet their family’s needs. Our dedicated support workers help participants reach their goals and obtaining the resources to do it. The Teen Parent Program is open to teen parents and families of all shapes, sizes, beliefs and identities. All services are free and voluntary.
Parents can expect to learn positive discipline techniques, age-appropriate child development skills and milestones, and skills that promote positive play and interaction between parents and children.
Our staff can provide support with each of the following:
- Prenatal, parenting and child development information
- Supporting in graduating or completing a GED
- Family support at school or in the home
- Information and referral to appropriate services
- Transportation to appointments
- Help with educational or employment goals
- Healthy relationships
- Information on birth control
- Personal goal setting; building on personal strengths
- Finding safe & reliable child care
- Help finding stable housing
- Child safety tips
- Developing healthy coping skills
- Skills to manage difficult situations
To be eligible for services a parent must be under 20 years of age, enrolled in school, currently pregnant or parenting and a Brown County resident.
The Teen Parenting Program is funded by Brown County Human Services.
Can the program help with finding and/or paying for child care?
Yes, your support specialist can help find appropriate child care that best fits the needs of you and your child. The program may also be able to assist financially.
How often do I need to meet with my support specialist?
That will depend on you and your needs. Your support specialist will want to meet with you at least twice a month, but we can also meet weekly. We will schedule around what is best for you and your family.
Can the program help with transportation?
Yes, your support specialist is able to provide transportation to necessary appointments and/or help you secure other means of transportation.